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A “LOST YEAR” FOR TRADE SHOWS

WeedWeek business columnist Dan Mitchell writes the pandemic has made tough times even tougher for cannabis trade shows, and the companies which rely on them:

When a trade show cancels, it creates enormous ripple effects, said Jessi Rae, chief operating office of CannaGrow Expo, which had a show scheduled for April 17 and 18 at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago. “AV teams, shipping people, decorators, food and beverage staff, temps, etc., all derive income from activities related to our events. And hundreds of companies make new deals at our shows that carry them through their fiscal year. This is as much of an impact to them as it is to us.”

Read the whole thing.

Quick Hit

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